Wednesday, September 3, 2014


“Fresh Picks” is the title of my art show at Muscoot Farm during the month of September. The show, which opens Saturday, is also about transitions as the farmhouse layout allows ample opportunity to showcase old favorites along with my freshest picks (fingers crossed the latest dries in time!)

Transitioning from a graphic artist to full-time fine artist has been as much about attitude as aptitude. Experimentation (plein air!) has proven as important, and rewarding, as focus (conquering green) and repetition (farmers markets know me well). The works chosen for Fresh Picks represent all of the above, and it occurs to me that this show really tells the story of my painting journey over the past few years.

Earlier works focused more on color and composition in a way that still makes me smile. The celebration of pure color and light that Karen O'Neil taught at Art Students League really helped me internalize those attributes of oil paint. Here are some examples -
©2010-2012 Dorothy Lorenze

Recently I have tackled some different painting subjects, as well as a commission or two. These latest works focus more on patterns, texture and the subtle differences between objects and surfaces. I'm enjoying the nuances that differentiate - or connect - ordinary objects. The result is that these works are more intricate and possibly a bit more intimate. Well, it seems that way to me, but then I've spent a lot of time with them! Here are a few -
©2014 Dorothy Lorenze

This exhibit will include color/composition studies and plein air landscapes, as well as the more complex representational still life paintings. Prices vary, reflecting the level of detail and I hope there will be something of interest for everyone. I’m quite proud of the story these paintings tell and can’t wait to share them with you.

Join us for the opening reception on Sunday from 1-3. As an added bonus, the Muscoot farmer's market is open Sundays, too. I'm sure I'll come home with some new inspiration.


I'd love to hear from you!